By Tyler Keller, Director of Basketball Personnel
Apr 16, 2021

Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum have been showing everyone all season long that they are a duo to be taken seriously. Brown is fresh off a 40-point game against the Lakers and both are averaging career-highs in points and field goal percentages this season. Combined, the duo is averaging over 50 PPG this season alone, with 24.3 from Brown and 25.9 from Tatum.

  • Jayson Tatum is the youngest player to receive multiple NBA All-Star bids in Celtics franchise history 
  • Tatum became the youngest player with 50+ PTS during 1 GP in Celtics history
  • Jaylen Brown became the 1st Celtics player with 40+ PTS & 85+ FG% during 1 GP in franchise history
  • Brown has career-highs in: PPG (24.3), APG (3.5), BPG (0.6), FG% (48.6), 3P% (39.7), FT% (75.1%)
Odds vs. LAL: BOS -238 (Spread -6.0)



This duo in Boston are both under 25 years of age and are getting better with each season. With this stellar production so early in their careers, they have the potential to become the best duo ever in Celtics history. When it comes to the era of Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and Ray Allen, only Pierce had a season for the Celtics with more PPG than the young stars do now, and that was before he had a teammate worthy of such consideration. 

They’ve shown they can catch up to Larry Bird and Kevin McHaleBrown and Tatum have both received All-Star bids already, and are primed to obtain many more throughout their careers. McHale never averaged more than 26.1 PPG and only above 23 once. Brown and Tatum are already combining for 50.2 PPG with 5-10 more years of elite production ahead of them. Championships will be key to be considered the greatest duo, but they’re already making their case as the best scoring duo in Celtics history. 

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